LOROS Colourfun Mile

Categories: Local events, LOROS campaigns, Walks, runs and other sporting events

  • Date: 7th June 2017
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Venue: Hinckley Town Centre, Station Road , Hinckley, LE10 1AP
  • Cost:

    Adults £15, Children £12

  • To register:

    Book online here

Alt text Join LOROS on the most Colourful Mile in Hinckley.

Grab your family and friends and register for our exciting event - the Colourfun Mile, based in Hinckley Town Centre!

Every participant will receive a FREE white t-shirt and a celebratory packet of paint.

Download you sponsorship forms here

Use our JustGiving Campaign page and make it easy for your sponsors to upload their donations.

To really start your run off with a blast, why not take a look at our online shop where you can purchase your rainbow tutus, neon sunglasses, and more.

View photographs from 2016's run here

Take a look at one of our previous events to see how much fun we had.

How old do I have to be to take part?
As it is only a mile course you can be any age to take part. We do ask that if you are under the age of 12 you are accompanied by an adult.

How does the colour work?
Volunteers at a number of colour stations spread throughout the course will throw powder over you as you pass (aiming in the air or at your body not your face). You can use your own colour bag (at the beginning or at the end) in the designated throwing zone for spectators and participants.

Is it safe - What’s in the powder?
It's natural corn starch coloured with fully tested food and cosmetic dyes. It is biodegradable, non-hazardous, non-toxic, fully tested and the safest powder on the market. It is also Easy Clean!

What if it goes in my eyes or I accidentally swallow some?
Don’t worry – it will do no harm. If it goes in your eyes a simple rinse with water will take care of it. If you accidentally swallow some it will taste like coloured dirt – not nice but not harmful as it is natural corn starch with food grade colours. The best way to avoid this is to wear sunglasses and a bandana/ dust mask over your mouth.

Cameras and Photographs:
If you want to bring your own camera make sure you cover it with plastic to stop the powder spoiling it.

How do I get the powder off?
The easiest way is to get it off while it is still fresh and dry - shake, wriggle, jump up and down. Then use a soft brush followed by soap and water with a little rinse and repeat action. If you are not changing, bring something to sit on in the car/bus/train – a towel, dustbin bag etc

What about the powder on the ground and the environment?
There are clean up squads at each colour station. Most of the powder will be taken away. As it is biodegradable the rest will be rinsed away with water.

Spectators can buy additional colour powder bags for the throwing zone near the finish. There will be a lot of colour throwing so they also need to wear something appropriate.


The paint, also known as Festival Powder and Race Paint is the safest, fully tested throwing powder on the market; it is the paint chosen by the largest professional organiser of the colour runs in the UK.

The colour, produced by Chameleon Colors, is made of corn starch and food grade dye. It is FDC approved (food, drug and cosmetic).

The product is completely biodegradable, and what is spread on grass or natural surfaces will mostly dissipate and any residue will disappear with the first watering (rain or sprinklers). The particles are extremely fine, and separate into a thin cloud when thrown, thus they do not clump or gather as they reach the ground.

Cleaning the colours from hard surfaces, such as cement, pavement, rock paths, etc is easily accomplished by simply applying water. The colours will take the path of the water, soaking into soil, plant beds, or flowing into whatever drainage system is found in the area. As the colours are biodegradable and extremely light, any traces will be virtually impossible to find once water has been applied.

Corn starch is edible, plant based, and thus not a threat to animals or the environment.

If you would like any further information please ring the fundraising team on 0116 2318431/2 or email them here

Getting to the event

Venue address

Hinckley Town Centre
Station Road
LE10 1AP

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Register for this event

Book online here

Volunteer to help

You can volunteer to help with this event. Email us at fundraising@loros.co.uk for more details.

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